Scientific Managing Director Paolo Giubellino
Since January 2017 Paolo Giubellino is Scientific Managing Director of GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research) and the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (FAIR GmbH). Research focus of Paolo Giubellino is the physics of high-energy heavy ion collisions and the matter produced in them. After studying at Turin University and the University of California in Santa Cruz, he took part in many heavy-ion experiments at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Switzerland. Since the early 1990s, he has held several senior positions at CERN’s ALICE experiment. In 2011 Giubellino was appointed Spokesperson of ALICE. He has also worked at the Torino section of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, INFN) since 1985. For his work he has received numerous awards. Among other things, he received the Lise Meitner Prize of the European Physical Society in 2014 as well as the Enrico Fermi Prize, the highest award bestowed by the Italian Physical Society (2013). In 2012 the Italian president awarded him the title of "Commendatore della Repubblica Italiana" for his scientific achievements. In 2016 he was elected into the Academia Europae.
Administrative Managing Director Ulrich Breuer
Since March 2020 Ulrich Breuer is Administrative Managing Director of GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH and the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (FAIR GmbH). Before, he worked at various research institutions as administrative director and science manager. Ulrich Breuer studied physics and received his doctorate at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen. His professional career began in 1991 at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. There he first worked as assistant to the Chairman of the Board of Directors and then in leading positions for many years. In 2005, he changed to the Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin as Administrative Director, where he accompanied the merger with the Berliner Elektronenspeicherring-Gesellschaft für Synchrotronstrahlung (BESSY) and the foundation of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. He operated as its Administrative Director from 2009 to 2011. From 2012 to 2017, he worked as Vice President Economics and Finance of the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). Subsequently he held the position of the Administrative Director at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. Until the end of June 2020, Ulrich Breuer will continue in his current position at the HZDR in addition to his functions at GSI and FAIR.
Technical Managing Director Jörg Blaurock
Since February 2016, Jörg Blaurock is the first joint Technical Managing Director of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research) and the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (FAIR GmbH). Previously he was responsible for the implementation of large-scale technical systems in international large-scale plant construction for over 20 years worldwide — from planning to the procurement of components, assembly and commissioning to the turnkey handover to the end customer. At Uhde GmbH and Lurgi GmbH, the well-known companies for large-scale plant construction, he implemented petrochemical production systems. At Alstom, now General Electric, he realized large conventional power plants for electricity generation. Jörg Blaurock, born in 1964, studied mechanical engineering at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg during his 12-year career as an officer in the Bundeswehr, where he worked until 1994.